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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag strikes near Panguna in Papua New Guinea



Earthquake location -6.6355S, 154.6928WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:19:12 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:19:12 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 154.6928° East, -6.6355° South, depth 30.6 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.6 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004yr0. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16039050, at00o28lc5, us20004yr0.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 94 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 154.6928° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6355° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 16:19:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-08 16:40:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.51 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 611 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 15 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004yr0 Id of event.
Event Code 20004yr0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16039050,at00o28lc5,us20004yr0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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